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07-17-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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Could this be the lens of your dreams?

Looks like Holga may have competition:


HandMade 5.6/400mm M42 TELE lens PENTAX/Practika/Zenit - eBay (item 160262490351 end time Jul-24-08 07:22:57 PDT)




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07-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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the lens of my dreams is a 4.5-200mm f1.0 constant with no CA's or vignetting and zero distortion at any focal length

it WILL be compact

it WILL be light

and it WILL be cheap


thats my dream lens.
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is it a lens?

or is it a waste downpipe?
07-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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It says Zeiss on it...someone will buy it.

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Geeezus! Is that a lens or the product of a "Junkyard Wars" episode gone bad?

I guess some kid can use it as a muffler on his riced up honda? :P

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I'm just trying to raise some money for my K20d, so I figured that I'd start by selling off my unloved lens collection
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The only way this could be funnier is if the guy had it listed at $799 or some retarded price like the Tamron 28-75 that was on for $900 last week.
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pretty good proof that "hand made" aint always better...

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id like to see photos taken with it.
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Homemade (well....made in my truck over the course of a day) pinhole lens, crafted from a Pocari Sweat beverage can:




and a photo taken with it:




Materials used:

Can
sewing needle
can opener (for the bottom)
cardboard (to line the inside)
black magic marker (to color the cardboard and inside of the cap)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Homemade (well....made in my truck over the course of a day) pinhole lens, crafted from a Pocari Sweat beverage can:

(photos snipped)


Materials used:

Can
sewing needle
can opener (for the bottom)
cardboard (to line the inside)
black magic marker (to color the cardboard and inside of the cap)
Mike you should find a trash K mount lens and use the K mount and attach it to that. It would make a great "street lens"!

NaCl(Imagine bopping around with that around your neck!)H2O
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Homemade (well....made in my truck over the course of a day) pinhole lens, crafted from a Pocari Sweat beverage can:




and a photo taken with it:




Materials used:

Can
sewing needle
can opener (for the bottom)
cardboard (to line the inside)
black magic marker (to color the cardboard and inside of the cap)

I dont know, you may really have something here, lol but I am more interested in the technical importance of the tan thingy wrapped around your tripod! lol
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The tan thingy is a special accessory known in the trade as a "rubber band". Sometimes very handy to have around.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
The tan thingy is a special accessory known in the trade as a "rubber band".
I think that may be the answer to my Problems. I havent been using a "tan thingy". I knew you folks that post the reallllly good stuff on this forum had some secrets that you usually didn't mention, but they are dribbling out slowly. First Ben revealed the secret of the plastic Holga lens, and of course the dangers of the radioactive super tak lenses were revealed, and now the tan thingy.

As a technical matter, is it essential that a Pocari Sweat container is used or could another container work as well? I was thinking about a container of one of those reallllly bad Australian beers that our friends from the Antipodes keep trashing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
The tan thingy is a special accessory known in the trade as a "rubber band". Sometimes very handy to have around.
around what? Lol
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